Mustangs Deliver 8-Run 8th Inning in Omaha

Published 07/09 2012 04:14PM

Updated 07/09 2012 04:24PM

(OMAHA, Ne.) St. Joseph Mustangs starting pitcher, Aaron Baker, delivered his second complete game of the season in a 9-2 win over the Omaha Diamond Spirit Monday afternoon.

But Baker was on the wrong side of a one run game before St. Joe's offense burst on to the scene.

The Belton native gave up just two runs, only one earned, in the seventh inning giving Omaha a 2-1 lead.

The Diamond Spirit lead did not last long.

Kyle Simpson singled, followed by walks to Mark Robinette and Kris Koerper to begin the eighth inning.

The Mustangs (23-10) kept the line moving as Tanner Lubach and Shane Segovia hit consecutive RBI singles, and Jake Kretzer drew a walk to increase the lead to 4-2 with no outs in the frame.

Patrick Burkhart continued the inning driving in two more runs with a hit of his own.

The scoring was wrapped up in the eighth after Simpson brought home two more runs with a double, and Robinette hit a sacrifice fly to open up a seven run lead.

Simpson and Segovia led St. Joe, each with two hits and two RBI in the game.

The Mustangs were able to come away with a win despite playing without right fielder Jordan Guida.

Guida's dealing with a mild concussion after being hit in the helmet by a pitch Sunday night in Clarinda.

Manager Matt Johnson said Guida will likely be out of the lineup until Wednesday or Thursday.

Baker's record in league play improves to 4-1 while his ERA is down to 1.62.

St. Joe wraps up its three-game road stint in Sedalia on Tuesday.

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